Douglas County, Nebraska
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County Information

Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Sailor And Soldier Statues at the Durham Museum in Omaha
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Douglas County Online Data


Births & Birthdays Biographies Cemeteries
Census Data Churches Clubs, Societies & Organizations
Documents Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages, Engagements, Anniversaries & Divorces Military News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths People & Families Precincts
Queries Schools Towns & Villages

Website Updates:

20 May 2018:
People & Families: Pioneers - First or Early Settlers of Omaha & Douglas County
Schools: 1917-1918 The Creighton University High School
25 Apr 2018:
News Articles: Crime - William Brown
13 Apr 2018:
Military: American Legion Reported Deaths - Leroy E. Bowser; Earl H. Boyum, Jr.; James B. Doyle; Lloyd Felthauser; William H. Flemings; Donald E. Flerbie, Sr.; Harold A. Gulbranson; Charles T. Hawkins; Leonard L. Jarecki; James F. Kelley; Charles McDonnell; Henry C. Muller; Stephen G. Penner; James W. Pollock; Harold K. Scholz; Harold M. Trummer
09 Apr 2018:
Census Data: 1870 Mortality Census, Division_1st Ward Omaha City; 1870 Mortality Census, Division not listed
08 Apr 2018:
People & Families: Who's Who - John Andrew Anderson; Mark F Anderson; Mrs Penelope Hamilton Anderson; Russell Carl Anderson; Arlee Allen Andre; Lloyd Leroy Anthony

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Surrounding Counties

Dodge County - (northwest)
Washington County - (north)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa - (east)
Sarpy County - (south)
Saunders County - (west)

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